- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - A police chief in Maine says he is sorry the state’s attorney general declined to charge a former police officer with sexually abusing a teenager.

The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1ICTbH3 ) Biddeford Police Chief Roger Beaupre issued a statement through his attorney Monday in which he also criticized the alleged victim for what he says are baseless charges of misconduct against him and others.

The attorney general’s office announced last week there would be no criminal charged against retired police officer Stephen Dodd after investigating sexual abuse allegations made against him.

Attorney General Janet Mills said there was insufficient evidence to prove the elements of a crime beyond reasonable doubt.

The alleged victim’s attorney says they intend to file a civil lawsuit against the city by the year’s end.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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